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How It Works: Snowmaking 101

by Dave Belin

Snowmaking is essential to keeping the slopes white and skiable during the winter months. It supplements natural snow, gets trails and terrain open more quickly in the early part of the season, and helps extend the season, on both the… Read More →

2013-14 Ski Industry Statistics & Trends

2013-14 Ski Industry Statistics & Trends

by Dave Belin

Even before the lifts stop spinning each year, resort managers tabulate ski industry statistics and numbers to document how the season went.  Some of the key figures that are closely tracked include: total visits, the number of season passes sold,… Read More →

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Fly South for Winter: Skiing in New Zealand & Australia

by Eric Wagnon

Summer skiing in North America exists, but the options are few and far between. Take a trip below the Equator, however, and you’ll find something different… the seasons are flipped. South America may be the best-known Southern Hemisphere skiing spot,… Read More →

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Increasing Summer Activities at Ski Areas

by Dave Belin

As the Winter season comes to a close, many ski areas shift to off-season maintenance and improvement mode. Luckily, for those of us who can’t stand to be away from the mountain, year-round activities and amenities are increasing at ski… Read More →

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5 Ski Area Mascots Everyone Should Know About

by Gina Bégin

They’re always up to boogie down. They’ll throw you high-fives after you face plant. They are the first ones to tackle pond skimming come Springtime. And somehow, their oversized heads never seem to throw them off balance while sliding on… Read More →

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Summer Skiing: Get Your Snow Fix During North America’s Off-Season

by Patrick Thorne

For those that crave the snow even when Winter is over – Fear not! Somewhere in the world, at almost any time of the day, a snowy slope is open for your skiing or boarding pleasure. Today, there are more… Read More →

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Alta Ski Area Resort Guide

by Erika Wiggins

With more than 116 runs and a whopping 560” of snow per year on average, Alta Ski Area is a solid bet for skiers seeking variety, including challenging terrain. The vibe is relaxed and friendly, but don’t pack your snowboard…. Read More →

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4 Steps To Overcoming Your End Of Ski Season Blues

by Annie Agle

Most people greet the coming of spring with enthusiasm and joy. “OMG. Summer’s coming!” Shouts the floppy-hat girl in flip-flops. Soon masses of misguided warm-weather lovers will begin prancing around in their sundresses and hipster ball caps while gabbing about… Read More →

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Ski Area Upgrades & Improvements: How Resorts Decide What To Build

by Dave Belin

This time of year, many skiers and snowboarders are drying out their boots for the final time, applying a heavy coat of summer wax to their boards, and wondering how long their goggle tan will last. Thoughts turn to mountain… Read More →

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Copper Mountain Resort Guide

by Red Rainey

Copper Mountain’s entire ethos is about having maximum amount of fun possible while you’re on their turf. They’ve got a world-class gem of a mountain, cutting edge off-snow facilities and a super-friendly vibe from the ground up. Be sure to… Read More →